Hello. I just got Nec 3520A from newegg today (returned Liteon 1633S after having too much problem). First thing I did was flashed the FW to 3520Ritek.zip (Liggy's And Dee's NEC ND-3520 Modified Firmware Beta 2 with Ritek DVD+9 4X) firmware. Everything is working great (was able to burn 8X Maxell DVD-R at 12X, took only 6:46 in Nero) except rip speed. I tried ripping single layer DVD-R disc and I'm averaging about 4X speed with DVD Decrpter. Is that normal? I thought this firmware had riplock speed removed. One thing that I did like about Liteon 1633 was the fast ripping speed (ripped dvd-r single layer disc on average speed of 10X-11X speed).
Or should I reflash the drive to LD3520 beta 2 firmware (Although 3520Ritek firmware was suppose to be base on LD3520)??